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A city break in Prague offers historical insights, varied architectural styles and a hearty cuisine, making it suitable for a year-round escape.

The Czech capital, nicknamed The City of a Hundred Spires, is home to an array of Gothic and medieval architecture. There’s the Old Town Square, which features the world-famous Astronomical Tower and the Church of Our Lady before Týn. The city also boasts the iconic Charles Bridge and its alleys of statues. Prague Castle, a sprawling complex built in the ninth century, also calls the capital home. You’ll be surprised with just how often you’ll come face to face with intricately-designed bridges and buildings in Prague.

Prague is chock-full of landmarks, many boasting panoramic scenes of the city. To the southwest of the castle complex, you can ascend Petrin Hill on foot or by funicular train to reach Petrin Tower for picturesque views over the city. You can also dine inside the Dancing House, check out the Lennon Wall graffiti or cruise down the Vltava River.

There are a number of local restaurants and bars across Prague’s districts. You can find them serving up traditional dishes like goulash – a stew of spiced meat and vegetables – and dumplings. For dessert, expect sweet treats such as Trdelník chimney cake and palačinky pancakes. You can wash these down with Czech beer in the warmer months or mulled wine and hot chocolate when it’s chilly.

Václav Havel Airport is located west of the city, about 40 kilometres from Prague’s city centre.


From $26 per night

This weekend

From $155 per night

Next weekend

From $95 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.08
Language Czech
Average weekend price $118 per night
Average weekday price $137 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Never seen a city with so many tram routes.

June 12, 2024

Never seen a city with so many tram routes. Wheras Vienna has more uniform buildings and seems to be laid out in a grid, Prague looks like it was built without any town planners, higgly piggely, great fun and easy to get lost in. Met many friendly tourists and locals there including Scotsmen on their way to the European football championships

Patrick Ireland

I liked the history and architecture of this city, I spent...

June 12, 2024

I liked the history and architecture of this city, I spent hours in museums and galleries. I used the Metro to get around, very easy and cheap. We had a lovely meal at the Kampa Park restaurant to celebrate my husbands birthday, but tended to eat at local restaurants and cafés serving traditional food and drink. Loved the beer and I am not normally a beer drinker. Did a tour in an old Morris Minor car which was great fun and one of my highlights. Hated the crowds, just too may people - tours groups, schools parties everywhere!!! Avoid the main tourist spots!!

gillian United Kingdom

Plenty of good varieties and places to eat.

June 10, 2024

Plenty of good varieties and places to eat. Lots of things to see. A few tourist trap like things around as you would expect. Pretty busy this trip being spring. In the winter months its Little quieter but still nice. Very tolerant city, I think. Cobble stone walking paths not so great on bad knees but it is a historic city. Take the usual travel precautions walking around. I felt safe at night in the main areas.

David Australia

Beautiful clean city, lots of beautiful architecture, so...

June 10, 2024

Beautiful clean city, lots of beautiful architecture, so many sights to see powder tower, old town square, Wenceslas square, Petrin tower, dancing house, Charles bridge, head to the tv tower for the most amazing view of the city.

Diane United Kingdom

Was our favorite city on this trip, you have the old parts...

June 10, 2024

Was our favorite city on this trip, you have the old parts of the city mixed in with the newer parts. It was a great & fun city to enjoy. A couple of more days would have been better as we were here for 3 nights

Dan United States of America

It is very romantic city with an incredible architecture.

June 9, 2024

It is very romantic city with an incredible architecture. It has also so many cultural events on offer. We were staying right in the centre and simply could not enough of the beauty that was surrounding us.

Bohumil United Kingdom

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